Grants awarded for river, conservation projects
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Nearly $700,000 worth of grants have been awarded to conservation and river projects that will help improve biodiversity, water quality and flood resilience.
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Charitable Foundation has announced that it is awarding $690,000 for 13 projects across the upper Connecticut River watershed in New Hampshire and Vermont. The projects include funding for the engineering design for the removal of the Harvey’s Lake Dam along the Stevens River in Barnet, Vermont.
It also includes restoration work at Pine Mill Dam and Clark Pond Dam in Haverhill, New Hampshire and conservation of a 227-acre property in Canaan, Vermont.
The fund was created through a settlement agreement over a new operating license for three hydroelectric dams on the Connecticut River.